Presentation of the artist
my name is Pilar Xercavins Casas, artist from Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona). My painting style is abstract, using a mixed technique. I search the harmony in my artworks considering four essential elements ; texture, colour, gesture, rhythm and format. I work on the spots abstraction , on top of transparencies and superpositions, using insinuating lines, to give form to something specific. The essence of my artworks is to recreate a sensory microcosm full of movement and visual impact.
"An artwork it is one precisely because it is spirituality".
Alicia Ramon - Raw material
Pilar Xercavins, Catalan artist, presents a new collection of paintings inspired by the direct action of nature in the artwork. The artist has been experimenting with natural organic elements and their chemical changes, seeking a return to the essential and primitive. To capture the action of nature this one is integrated and left to act on the fabric , and from the stains that appear she makes an interpretation shaping them to create the artwork base , starting from the transparencies and overlays to give depth, and using sinuous black lines to reveal the shape of something specific.. "Raw material" is a pictorial exhibition accompanied by an installation based on sensory elements, therefore we perceive nature with all our senses. On the one hand we have the sense of sight with the paintings, the smell is activated with the eucalyptus , touch with very textured trunks and plants and finally hearing is activated with background music with invoking sounds. Thus when we enter the room we are transferred to a microcosm that awakens us all senses and makes us take part of the creator's sensible world. Through the theme and natural and sensory technique the artist wants to reflect about the need to the return to the origin to face the social and artistic change we are experiencing, as light will only be seen when we break with the established artificiality.